No Walking Permitted

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I got a little sucked into several episodes of Bridezillas (those girls are seriously ridiculous) and before I knew it…. it was 4:30 and I hadn’t been on a run yet! ECK! 


I quickly headed out the door with a serious goal in mind:  4 miles, no walking!  It was a nice, achievable goal and gave my run a little purpose. 🙂 Here are my statistics:


  • Duration: 41 minutes (4.1 miles)
  • Average Heart Rate: 160 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 191 bpm
  • Calories Burned: 355


I came home and did 90 bicycle crunches and 30 push-ups.


Dinner – Creamy Tofu Carrot Soup


Using Pacific Natural Foods Creamy Roasted Carrot as a base, I made a delicious Creamy Tofu Carrot Soup that totally fulfilled my craving for something warm and filling.


I roasted a serving of extra firm tofu (not pressed, rubbed in pepper), a serving of polenta, and broc in the oven for 30 minutes at 350.  Then, I heated up 1 cup of Creamy Roasted Carrot soup, mixed in the tofu, polenta, and broc, and added 1 tablespoon of goat cheese.


For dessert, I had a chocolate macaroon from Gina.  Divine!


Pre-Run Snacks (Yes, Snacks)


I ate 1/2 a banana and a tablespoon of PB, thinking I was about to leave for my run….


And then, the ridiculousness of Bridezillas sucked me in (I’m watching it again and a girl seriously just told her fiance, "I OWN YOU NOW!").  An hour and a half later, I needed another snack!  I had 1/2 cup of Uncle Sam’s Original cereal and 1/2 cup yogurt.


I left for my run about 30 minutes after eating the yogurt and cereal, and it DID feel a little heavy in my tummy, but not terrible. 


Your Monday Routine?


Do you prefer to work out on Mondays or take the day off?  I really need to GET TO THE GYM and blow off some steam by the time my first work day of the week is over.  But I can see how other people would like to relax.


****Edited to add: I just became hungry and had a snack — yogurt, granola, and nuts. 🙂 BUT, I cannot find my camera. It’s probably in my couch cushions or fridge.



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